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emeritus educator

Tor Hagfors, emeritus educator. Named Asteroid named Hagfors, 2000. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Norwegian Academy of Sciences; member American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union, International Union Radio Science (Van der Pol Gold medal 1987, von Humboldt fellow 1989-1990, Senior Granville Beynon medal 2002), Max Planck Society, Royal Astronomical Society.

Background

Hagfors, Tor was born on December 18, 1930 in Oslo. Came to the United States, 1963. Son of Vidar Johan and Hanna Viktoria (Edmundson) Hagfors.

Education

Master of Engineering, University Trondheim, Norway, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Oslo, 1959. HDL (honorary), University Oulu, 2002.

HDL (honorary), University Tromso, 2003.

Career

Scientist Norwegian Defense Research Laboratories, Kjeller, 1955-1959, 61-63. Research assistant Stanford University, California, 1959-1961. Staff member Lincoln Laboratories Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1963—1967, 1971—1973.

Director Jicamarca Observatory, Lima, Peru, 1967—1969. Professor electrical engineering University Trondheim, 1973-1982. Director EISCAT, Kiruna, Sweden, 1975-1982.

Director National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1982-1992. Director Max-Planck Institute für Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, 1992-1998. Member Fachbeirat, Max-Planck Institute für Aeronomie, Lindau-Harz, Germany, 1977-1982, Swedish Space Research Board, Stockholm, 1978-1982.

Board directors Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation.

Membership

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Norwegian Academy of Sciences. Member American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union, International Union Radio Science (Van der Pol Gold medal 1987, von Humboldt fellow 1989-1990, Senior Granville Beynon medal 2002), Max Planck Society, Royal Astronomical Society.

Connections

Children: John, Toril, Martin, Vivien.

father:
Vidar Johan Hagfors

mother:
Hanna Viktoria (Edmundson) Hagfors

children:
John Hagfors

Toril Hagfors

Martin Hagfors

Vivien Hagfors